Thank you for joining us for our 2023 spring concert, From Opera to Broadway. This concert has been a joy to prepare, and we can’t wait for you to hear some of your all time favorite Opera and Broadway standards!
This concert will feature music from some of the masters of Opera including Claudio Monteverdi, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi. These four composers produced some of the most beloved operas of all-time including, L’Orfeo, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Alceste, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Aida, Rigoletto and Falstaff.
The second half of our program will feature many popular selections from Broadway. The legendary theater composers and songwriters we will feature are the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, as well as Claude-Michel Schönberg. Many of these composers and songwriters have left us with tunes that we hum long after we’ve left the theater. It is my belief that Broadway IS America’s Opera.
The Richardson Community Chorale is a non-auditioned choral ensemble that welcomes singers of any age and musical experience. Everyone is welcome in the RCC!
Thank you again for joining us. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy From Opera to Broadway!
Ian Z. Gill
Music and Artistic Director
Richardson Community Chorale